Destiny's Embrace

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Kingdom Hearts II
Destiny's Embrace
Destiny's Embrace
Token
Destiny's Embrace Keychain KHII.png
Katakana デスティニープレイス
Rōmaji Desutinī Pureisu
Japanese Destiny Place
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Destiny's Embrace
Destiny's Embrace

"A Keyblade that makes it easier to land critical hits."
Token
Destiny's Embrace Keychain KHBBS.png
Katakana デスティニープレイス
Rōmaji Desutinī Pureisu
Japanese Destiny Place
Stats
Strength Magic Length
+3 +3 Short
Critical Rate Damage
75% x1.35
Obtained
Meet Kairi in Radiant Garden.
Kingdom Hearts III
Destiny's Embrace
Katakana デスティニープレイス
Rōmaji Desutinī Pureisu
Japanese Destiny Place
Stats
Strength Magic
+5 +5
Obtained
Kairi's default weapon.

Destiny's Embrace is the default form of Kairi's Keyblade and a Keychain for Aqua's and Riku's Keyblades that is introduced in Kingdom Hearts II.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

When Kairi is still a child living in the Radiant Garden, she is saved from a swarm of Unversed by Aqua. Kairi gives the Keyblade Master some flowers as thanks, rewarding her with the Keychain for the Destiny's Embrace.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Eleven years later at The World That Never Was, Riku hands a Keyblade equipped with another copy of this Keychain to Kairi so that she can help fend off a swarm of Heartless attacking Sora. Like Sora's Keyblade, this Keyblade is from the Realm of Light.[1]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

When Sora is about to face Xemnas within the dream-version of The World That Never Was, he explains that the connected hearts of his friends are his power, and an image of Kairi wielding the Destiny's Embrace appears alongside all of his other friends.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Kairi wields Destiny's Embrace to fend of the army of Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed with the other Guardians of Light in the Keyblade Graveyard, and during the battle against Saïx and Xion.

Design[edit]

The Keyblade is round and curvaceous to the point of appearing harmless. One side of the hilt is formed in the shape of a breaking ocean wave, while the other is formed into a beige vine of sand that wraps around the shaft, which is colored to resemble a sunset. The vine connects to a bouquet of colorful flowers, which form the teeth of the Keyblade and entwine to outline a heart. A red silken keychain connects the hilt to the paopu fruit token, a recurring symbol of the bond between Sora and Kairi. Kairi's version of the Destiny's Embrace is slightly shorter than Aqua's.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Director's Secret Report XIII, p. 28; Tetsuya Nomura: "There isn't just one Keyblade for the side of light and one for darkness. There are as many Keyblades in existence as there are hearts qualified to wield them. At this stage, the only requirement that has been made clear is that someone must have a "strong heart", but there are other requirements that haven't been spelled out yet which I plan to reveal another time when I have the chance. Riku's Way to the Dawn and the Keyblade Kairi wields are of the same nature as Sora's Keyblade. However, what with one having developed with the Soul Eater as intermediary and one having been handed to Kairi by Riku, I would like you to think that something not fully explained, outside the usual method of acquirement, is going on here." Translation via Goldpanner.